THE Phase two of the Kukum Highway project is expected to be completed by October next year, a month before the Pacific Games on November.
This was the latest update from the Japanese Embassy when hosting a Press Tour on four Japanese funded projects in Honiara and Guadalcanal recently.
Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Yoshiaki Miwa told journalists that the government and people of Japan’s support for Solomon Islands is targeted at sustainable economic development and improving the living standard of Solomon Islanders.
“This particular project is a very important infrastructure to enhance sustainable economic development of the country,” H.E Miwa adds.
The Phase 2 project for upgrading of the Kukum Highway costs around $SBD322 million, and will cover the 6.3-kilometre road from the Ministry of Fisheries at Kukum to Honiara International Airport at Henderson.
The project component will include 4 lane roads to Lungga Bridge and a 2-kilometre 2 lane road from Lungga Bridge to the airport.
By FOLLET JOHN